Three wanted terror suspects were arrested during a police operation in coastal town of Malindi.
According to Police, the first suspect identifies as Ali Hussein alias ‘Trusted One’ was behind human smuggling and terrorism financing.
Hussein was linked to both Al-Qaeda’s Al-Shabaab and ISIS. He was also linked to Magafe Human trafficking network in Libya.
According Inspector General of police Joseph Boinne, the suspect was arrested on March 27 in Malindi alongside Ibrahim Abasheikh Muktar and Abdi Mohamed Yusuf aka Dader.
The three terror figures had Sh2 million bounty on their heads. IG of Police said Ali was born in Somalia and came to Kenya in 2010 before he moved to South Africa, Sudan and later to Libya where he joined ISIS terrorist group.
Hussein was resourceful for the terror group and other key role he played was facilitating the travel of recruits from Kenya and Somalia to join ISIS in Libya as well as facilitating illegal immigrants enter Europe.
The terror figure also facilitated movement of money to finance terror activities in Libya.
Hussein and Mukhtar reportedly have been housing illegal immigrants in lodges in Eastleigh, Malindi and other areas before moving them to Libya, Syria and Europe through Busia border, Kampala and Juba.
Mukhtar is a businessman and landlord in Watamu while Yusuf is a long distance driver and personal driver to Ali.
IG Boinnet noted that the operation was successful out of combined efforts. The suspects are expected to be arraigned in court next week.